For one thing, we all had to dig out. That was completed in our driveway by the following morning, for when I looked out the window, I saw that the contractor had made his second pass sometime in the night. Two factors made a second clearing necessary. One is that it kept snowing and drifting after the first pass. A second factor is that the town plows had blocked us in again.
Although we had been dug out by the next morning, many weren't, so the school buses were cancelled for a second day. Then there was another overnight snowfall that rendered conditions messy enough to result in 186 cancellations or delays on the third day. Indeed, I had to shovel the driveway before I headed off for our weekly grocery pickup. Well, I guess I didn't have to, but there were a few inches of accumulation, and I hate to drive over the snow and compact it and make if all bumpy and rutty for the next two months.
Sue stuck her head out to snap a photo when I was just about done.
|It becomes a major achievement ti throw the snow up to the top of the bank.|
Then, I had to be a bit careful on the drive to the grocery store because, speaking of bumps and ruts as I was, there were plenty of those on the roads. When I arrived and called pickup to let them know that I was there, they asked if I could park by the doors and not in the designated spots because they were fidning it difficult to push the carts through the snow.
They also alerted me that they couldn't supply the apples, cauliflower and blueberries that I had requested. I put this down to transport being impacted by the storm.
When Sue was unpacking, she called me over to see the potatoes. They were rather small. I am speaking of the four front potatoes in the following photo. The one at the back is of normal size from a previous pickup and just shown for reference: two from this order are half-size and the other two are half again. I'd just as soon, they hadn't bothered.
We are also left with prodigious snowbanks although the one across the street, below, isn't as high as ours, which I'll post at the end.
So, what am I doing over there, and to what am I pointing? Perhaps this ↓ will help.
I am using my cane to point to the yellow marker sticking out of the snowbank. The marker is attached to a fire hydrant and is there as a visible clue to the location of fire hydrants in winter. They will come around and dig out around the hydrant, but all of the aftermath work does take time.
Finally, this is Sue by our pile.
She actually likes to get out and shovel and usually beats me to it. I am sure that some of the neighbours think me both lazy and mean to make her do this, but at least is it harder for them to see Sue and cluck their disapproval when the snow is so high. lol